We aim to create an environment that is warm and friendly - where children can feel happy and secure. Relationships based on acceptance and trust, develop naturally among children, teachers and parents. It's great when children can feel that they can have friendly relationships with their teachers.
We encourage children to feel that they are important members of the school community, and that their feelings and opinions are valued by others. Given this type of environment, children learn to work as part of a team, to respect the opinions of others and to be sensitive to the needs of those around them. Developing a child's social awareness and their ability to communicate with those around them is an important aspect of our philosophy.
We believe in unconditional acceptance of others, so children feel good about themselves. By fostering high self-esteem in children, we believe that they can develop in all areas of their lives. A child who is able to like themselves, is in turn more able to like others, set their own goals and pursue things in their day to day living with purpose and determination.
We know That children are complex and individual beings, whose needs differ greatly from one to another. With this in mind, we encourage children to take more responsibility for themselves. Every child is expected to develop skills that will ultimately lead him/her to become self-controlled, self-reliant and self-disciplined. How are we able to achieve this? By accepting that as adults, we do not need to "tell" children what to do all the time. They learn and develop through experience, understanding the consequences of decisions they have made.
We strive To develop personal initiative, creative thinking and problem solving abilities. As the children of today will become the adults of tomorrow, they must be encouraged to realize their full potential and utilise it in their day-to-day living.
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